Robert Till

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Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a Delta-proteobacterium that oscillates between free-living growth and predation on Gram-negative bacteria including important pathogens of man, animals and plants. After entering the prey periplasm, killing the prey and replicating inside the prey bdelloplast, several motile B. bacteriovorus progeny cells emerge. The B.(More)
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a bacterium which preys upon and kills Gram-negative bacteria, including the zoonotic pathogens Escherichia coli and Salmonella. Bdellovibrio has potential as a biocontrol agent, but no reports of it being tested in living animals have been published, and no data on whether Bdellovibrio might spread between animals are(More)
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are predatory bacteria that invade and kill a range of Gram-negative bacterial pathogens in natural environments and in vitro [1, 2]. In this study, we investigated Bdellovibrio as an injected, antibacterial treatment in vivo, using zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of the human pathogen(More)
Computer simulations are commonly used to model emergencies and discover useful evacuation strategies. The top-down conceptual models typically used for such simulations do not account for differences in individual behavior and how they affect other individuals. To create a more realistic model, this study uses Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) to simulate the(More)
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is an unusual δ-proteobacterium that invades and preys on other Gram-negative bacteria and is of potential interest as a whole cell therapeutic against pathogens of man, animals and crops. PTPs (protein tyrosine phosphatases) are an important class of enzyme involved in desphosphorylating a variety of substrates, often with(More)
On May 4, 1988 a fire occurred after hours on the 12<sup>th</sup> floor of the First Interstate Bank building, a 62 story steel-frame office tower in Los Angeles California. The sprinkler system in the building was not operational. The fire spread though the 12<sup>th</sup> floor and extended to the 13<sup>th</sup>, 14<sup>th</sup>, 15<sup>th</sup> and part(More)
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